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Details of the phenomenon can be found on Google Maps
On August 21, 2017, a quite peculiar solar phenomenon occurred, we are talking about the total solar eclipse that could only be observed in the United States, because in nearby countries it was only partially appreciated. Currently both Google Maps and Street View are the platforms that have been able to capture spectacular images of the solar system and astronomical events of recent months and for those who could not see the solar eclipse of 2017, you can now see it on Google Maps.
Google Maps users were able to see the eclipse
Without a doubt, Google Maps has become the best platform to find and observe all kinds of astronomical and spatial phenomena, so if you hadn’t been able to see the solar eclipse of 2017, don’t hesitate to visit the platform and see the most impressive images of the phenomenon. In the captures found in the application you can see the completely dark surroundings, however, the image of the moon covering the sun appears after a few minutes.
There are also photographs shared by Mike Entrianakis, a member of the American astronomical society who found the images thanks to the users of Google Maps, in which the sun is still shining and with a ring around both celestial bodies in full eclipse. If the image is moved, everything becomes dark again, but the shadows of the low luminosity of the star can be seen in the trees and in the vicinity of Missouri, where the users of the application were navigating.
This is called a pinhole, an event in which small openings very similar to those in tree leaves form and act as a pinhole or lensless chamber. This makes the sun’s light rays show the shape of the sun even when the eclipse is in the process of covering it completely.